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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 13, 2019

Judge Sentences Aliquippa Drug Dealer to 8 Years in Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH, PA - A Beaver County resident has been sentenced in federal court to 8 years (96 months) in prison and five years supervised release on his conviction of violations of the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Che Turner, age 39, of Aliquippa, PA.

According to information presented to the court, Smith conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine totaling between 200 and 300 grams.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert C. Schupansky prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

This prosecution was part of a long-term investigation by the FBI Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force (GPSSTF), which targeted a large scale Drug Trafficking Organization operating in Butler, Beaver and Allegheny Counties. The GPSSTF is comprised of dedicated law enforcement professionals from the Wilkinsburg Police Department, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigations, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Allegheny County Police Department, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the FBI.

This investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the other federal, state and local agencies involved, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Turner.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 13, 2019